Management Principles - Apple

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1.0 Introduction
Manager is refers to an individual who is in charge of certain group of tasks, or a certain subset of a company (BusinessDictionary.com).
Managers are important to organization because they provide organization and leadership to a group of people or employees. They direct and coordinate people work towards a common goal together, as well as help things run more efficiently. Managers play the roles in set objectives and goals for the group, organize the work into manageable activities, motivate and communicate to the team members, measure the appropriate targets, and develop peoples in certain project, a department, and an organization (Drucker).
Apple Incorporation is the company selection for this report to deliberate the
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“Steve note” is a colloquial term for the keynote speech given by Steve Jobs at events such as the Worldwide Developers Conference and previously the Macworld and Apple Expos.
For example, in year 2008, he was introduces the MacBook Air during his keynote at Macworld and the most recently Steve note is on June 6, 2011 in which he announced Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud (Apple Inc., 2011).

A manager’s interpersonal roles are based on the various interactions with other peoples and maintain good relationships with others that are related to the human skills.
a) Figurehead
The figurehead role involves handling of ceremonial and symbolic functions for the organization (Daft, 2010).
For example, when Jobs attends the annual technology trade show, he is acting in the interpersonal role as figurehead. “My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do. My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better. My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key project” (Jobs, 2010).

b) Leader
The leader role encompasses relationships with subordinates, including motivation, communication, and influence (Daft, 2010).
As the CEO in Apple Incorporation, Jobs need to play the leader role that has to direct and motivate subordinates, training, counselling, and communicating with

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